Taught course

Monitoring and Evaluation for Policy Impact

University of Aberdeen · School of Social Science

Entry requirements

The information below is provided as a guide only and does not guarantee entry to the University of Aberdeen.

Applicants for admission will normally be expected to hold a relevant Honours degree with at least 2:1 standard from a recognised university or body. In exceptional circumstances, applicants without this qualification may be admitted subject to having an alternative qualification, or an approved level of work experience, appropriate to the field of study.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content


You develop your social research methods in action based research with a partner organisation of the University within local government, a non profit or within the University itself. You develop your qualitative and quantitative skills, monitoring and evaluation skills and social research skills. There is a growing need for well qualified professionals within monitoring and evaluation and evidence based policy making.

Industry Links and Careers

The university is well connected to local partners where you can practice your developing skills and knowlege in the field in local government, non-governmental organisations in the city. When you graduate your sklils will be relevant to Healthcare, Education, Transportation, Social Services, Policy, International Development, Humanitarian Relief, Post Conflict Peacebuilding, Transitional Justice, International Education and healthcare provision.

Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • Your learning and skills are developed whilst you put them into action at partnership organisations in the city and shire
  • The programme has been designed to meet current growth needs for professoinally qualified individuals with specific research skills to meet the needs of various industries and sectors

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Information for international students

All students entering the University must provide evidence that they can use English well enough to study effectively at the University of Aberdeen.

Details of our English language entry requirements can be found on our English Language Requirements webpages. This programme requires that you meet the College of Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Standard level of English proficiency.

If you have not achieved the required scores, the University of Aberdeen offers pre-sessional English courses. Further details are available on our Language Centre website.

Nationals of some English-speaking countries or those who hold degrees from some English-speaking countries may be exempted from this requirement. Details of countries recognised as English-speaking can be found on our English Language Requirements webpages.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time £6,300
International students
Full time: EU £6,300 Non EU £15,000

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
9-18 Months months
part time
12-24 Months months

Course contact details

Student Recruitment Officer
01224 272762